Sunday, November 26, 2023

To You and Yours

Last week I got to spend some time with my son and his family (the weekend before Thanksgiving) and it was such a wonderful time! The weather was beautiful and it seemed like fall. Today, back at home, we got a couple of inches of snow, and it feels like the Christmas season now! I spent a lot of the day decorating the house and just enjoying finding new places for familiar things. 

Today I am sharing a traditional card that reflects the traditional style of my Christmas decor. I LOVE non-traditional Christmas colors, but I tend to stick with reds and greens for the house!

I embossed the poinsettia with Clear EP and then watercolored. The outline in gray is with a Copic marker (C3). Against the green paper it looks blue! I added some fun Doodlebug Fine Glitter to the petals. It's so sparkly!

You can see more about this project and the supplies I used on the Stamp Simply Blog! And here are my cuties decorating THEIR house today too!

Stamp Simply Supplies

Other Supplies:

  • red, green, white cardstock
  • watercolors, Copics
  • Clear EP
  • fine glitter
  • liquid glue
  • foam tape

I am joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge with this card, using Coloring, Free, Gems.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #613

It's Wednesday and time for a brand new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Kim is our hostess this week! I am so thankful I got to meet her in person this year!

Today's card is a combination of products from several different companies - which is always fun! I love being able to combine elements. I started with the colors in mind (see below) - I wanted to use Kitsch Flamingo for my Ho Ho Ho Stencil from Papertrey Ink, and have a pretty light aqua for the card base. I cut my trees from the Memory Box Pine Tree Grove dies. I love the sentiments in the TE All Together Christmas and used the "merry & bright" for today's card. That sparkly silver goodness is from CCS. I had a leftover piece of vellum with printed snowflakes from another project. The snowflakes are gold, but I turned it over for a more subtle look!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge this week, and add your creations to our gallery. This week's challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, November 27. Don't miss all of the amazing creations on the FMS blog to inspire you!

I am also playing with the Jingle Belles this week! I was inspired by the pink, trees and sparkle!


Sunday, November 19, 2023

With Gratitude

I have been so blessed this week to be able to travel and visit my son and his family. They live 22 hours away from me and I don’t get to see them often enough. We have had a marvelous few days together. Today is my last day with them and I know it’s going to fly!

I started with a Wrinkled Distress Background and stamped the leaf and sentiment in black ink. I blended two colors for the popped up leaf and cut it out with the coordinating die. I finished the card with my favorite gold metallic thread. 

You can read more about the products I used on the Stamp Simply Blog today!

Give Thanks Stamps and Dies Bundle
Falling Leaves Border Strip (sentiment)
Distress Oxides: Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Scattered Straw for Wrinkled Distress Background
Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door for popped up leaf 
Gold metallic thread
Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Olive & Cinnamon cardstock

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Warm Wishes

Scroll down to see my sketch card for Freshly Made Sketches! 

Good morning! We are halfway in our November challenge at The Flower Challenge and I am here today with  inspiration and an invitation to join us! I was inspired by teammate Nancy’s card two weeks ago, and decided to make a Christmas card with a poinsettia!

I started with a vellum layer on the bottom of the floral, and then built it up with two more layers of yellow cardstock. I did some slight shading with Copics and added the die cut black berries. Some white seam binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and black gems (Picket Fence Studios) finishe the card. I wish the photo showed the glossy black and white stripes on the patterned paper (Kaisercraft)! 

Our challenge is open until November 25, and I hope you will join us! Find all the details and more amazing inspiration from the DT HERE.